Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 04 — A favorite book

Top 5 non-religious or non-scripture books that I adore!

The Help

Harry Potter Series

To Kill a Mockingbird

Hunger Games Series

 Twilight Series

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Day 03 — 20 favorite things.

I'm going to keep this to strictly material things/possesions- not people or food.

1.  my ipod
2.  my wii
3.  my computer
4.  my webcam and skype
5.  my Franklin Covey Day planner
6.  my Schick Intuition razor
7.  Kenai's baby swing
8.  my new watch
9.  Netflix
10.  my booklight
11.  my scriptures
12.  my red digital camera
13.  my chopping knives
14.  my Josh Groban cd's
15.  washer and dryer
16.  my wedding ring
17.  my silver hoop earrings
18.  my fuzzy sock collection
19.  my library card
20.  my GPS- his name's Simon and he has a sexy Scottish voice:)

Day 02 — A favorite movie

Again... how could I possibly limit it to one movie- there are so many great ones.  So I will stick with the top 5 here too.

Return To Me

Remember The Titans

Fried Green Tomatoes

The Money Pit 

Last of the Mohicans

Friday, February 25, 2011

Day 1- A Favorite Song

Ok.  First thing you'll probably learn about me is that I can't choose just one favorite of anything really.  I love lots of things.  And that's certainly the case when it comes to music.  But instead of listing the hundreds of songs I adore I'll keep it to 5.

I Know That My Redeemer Lives by Linda Rowberry
*see video below
This was from the EFY cd the year I went to EFY and words can't express the emotion this song rouses in me.  It has increased my testimony, held me up in unbearable times.  I love this song.  I love my Savior and I KNOW He lives!

Caribbean Blue by Enya
I just think this song is so beautiful and whenever I'm stressed I like to listen to this song and just melt away into a stress-free beautiful world.

Weeping by Josh Groban
Not only do I LOVE my Josh, not only are our birthdays on the same day (we're soul mates you see), but his music really moves me.  I could pick any of his songs to be my favorite but this one is just so moving to me.  I even got to see him sing it live in concert and it was a moment I'll never forget!!

Nightingale by Yanni
I admit- I am in love with Yanni.  I have been since I was a kid and I've gone to a couple of his concerts- life changing!  This is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard!!

He Lives In You from the Lion King Broadway Musical

I really do like more music than just sentimental ones but these are the ones that just reach my soul.  Ok... now that everyone knows what a dork I am I think I'll go be productive or something.

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Thursday, February 24, 2011

30 Day Challenge

I've seen this on a couple of my friend's blogs and thought it would be a great way to get back into the blogging game.  So stay tuned to learn about yours truly.  And join me please!!  This should be fun :D
30 Day Blog Challenge
Day 01 — A favorite song
Day 02 — A favorite movie
Day 03 — 20 favorite things.
Day 04 — A favorite book
Day 05 — A favorite quote
Day 06 — A fun fact about me
Day 07 — A piece of art
Day 08 — Something I crave
Day 09 — Pet peeves
Day 10 — A photo of me taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of me taken recently
Day 12 — Something I bought recently
Day 13 — A talent of mine
Day 14 — Some place i want to go
Day 15 — My celebrity crush
Day 16 — A favorite food
Day 17 — My worst habit
Day 18 — Dream house
Day 19 — My future wedding
Day 20 — A hobby of mine
Day 21 — A favorite recipe
Day 22 — A favorite joke
Day 23 — A video
Day 24 — My day in great detail
Day 25 — A favorite photo
Day 26 — A funny (true) story
Day 27 — A child I love
Day 28 — A place I love
Day 29 — A person I love
Day 30 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thank you...

I'm all about being grateful.  Today was a bit of a rough day so instead of getting angry (because I'm classy and classy women don't get angry) I decided to be grateful.  So here are some thank yous to some people who just happened to make my day swell. *Hem, hem... 
Thank you: jerk neighbors upstairs for never having the decency to shovel or plow the snow and leaving that up to us every time even though one of you works as a plower! 
Thank you: West Allis plower for snowplowing my road right before I had to pick up my daughter from school unbeknowst
 to me who was busy trying to get 2 very fussy boys down for a nap so I could clean my filthy house, and therefore leaving a huge pile snow at the end of my driveway. 

Thank you: neighbors across the street for plowing all your snow to the end of our driveway to add more to the enormous pile at the end of our driveway. 

Thank you: Baily's school for not having a flipping bus service so that I could wake up my boys 15 minutes after having worked 2 hours to get them to sleep so I could go pick up Baily! 

Thank you :Wisconsin for snowing a buttload more inches- AGAIN! 

Thank you: neighbors all busy outside snowblowing your snow and shoveling your merry driveways, for just watching and staring at a frantic mom with 2 screaming and crying boys in the van who was in a hurry to pick up her daughter from school, as she tried fruitlessly to shovel her stuck van out the 30 flipping foot pile of snow at the end of her driveway that she wasn't aware of until she drove right back into it. 
And... thanks: again you {insert a mean word but not an expletive because I'm classy remember, and classy girls don't cuss dangit!} neighbor upstairs for looking at me from your window and not coming to help. GRRRR!!!
I do have to say a sincere thanks though to my daughter's sweet teacher who was so understanding to me and with Robert picking her up over a half hour late. And also to my super rad husband who took off early to come to pick up Baily and come to my rescue and who, not only shoveled all the snow that the scum bags upstairs won't do (too busy with their video games and other unmentionables), but watched the kids I volunteered to watch (while I tended to a very fussy baby), cleaned the kitchen, made dinner and did laundry. Like I said... he's so super rad. Thanks babe for being so awesome and not being annoyed with me and not being like all the jerks that I was surrounded by today. Love you! 
And... vent over. I feel so much better now. Thank you and amen:)